C A T A L G U E
INSTRUCTORS AND STUDENTS
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FOR THE TERM ENDING FEBRUARY, 1856.
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INSTRUCTORS AND STUDENTS
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His Excellency HENRY J. GARDNER, LL.D
His Honor SIMON BROWN.
. GEORGE B. EMERSON, Esq.
Rev. MARK HOPKINS, D. D.
Rev. EDWARD OTHEMAN.
Hon. ISAAC DAVIS, LL.D.
Hon. GEORGE S. BOUT WELL, LLJX
HENRY WHEATLAND, M. D.
Rkv. HOSEA BALLOU, D. D.
ARIEL PARISH, Esq
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Hon. GEORGE S. JBOUTWELL, LL.D.
HENRY WHEATLAND, M. D.
LUCY A. TEFET.
E. RIPLEY BLANCHARD,
TEACHER OF MUSIC.
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MEMBERS OF SENIOR CLASS
■y Helen Abbott,
Helen E. Adams,
V Laura A. Barron,
V L. Ellen Batchelder,
Harriett J. Bradstreet
SC Hannah S. Bray,
y Phoebe A. Breed,
Augusta J. Brown,
\C .Frances M. Burnham.
Sarah P. Chamberlain.
•y< Hannah W. Comey,
yC Sarah F. Cutts,
Sarah E. Daniels,
X Sarah E. Davis,
Josephine M. Devereux,
X Margaret A. Dunn,
.. Martha H. Gould,
Martha K. Hill,
X Celinda E. Jackson,
X Clara C. Kingman,
X Georgiana Lane,
V s Helen Lane,
V* Emeline E. Low,
V Mary Anna Lowe,
Rebecca B. Manning,
Sarah M. Morrison,
Elizabeth C. Moulton,
Lizzie B. Newhall,
Sarah A. Ober,
V Mary E. Osborne,
Elizabeth S. Owen,
JC Sarah R. Phelps,
Emily C. Pond,
Amy K. Prentiss,
Mary E. Proctor,
Vf Ada A. Putnam,
y Sarah E. Reynolds,
!/Z£/&tJazzie W. Richards,
ViVbby J. Richardson,
y Ellen Sawyer,
*rf Emeline C. Sawyer,
Mary R. Sewall,
X Maria B. Smith.
Hampton, N. II.
^^Z^^Mary B. Smith,
Sarah R. Smith,
V Anna B. Staples,
V Mary L. Trow,
^ Susan D. Warner,
Ellen M. White,
Portsmouth, N. 11.
M I D D L E GLASS.
Charlotte 0. Bailey,
Maria L. Barnes,
Lucy D. Berry,
Olive P. Bray,
Alice R. Carter,
Hannah T. Cloutman,
Sarah E. Conner,
Mary E. Cressy,
Lucy B. Davis,
Sarah E. Flint,
Charlotte L. Eorten,
Abby S. Hammond,
Elizabeth A. Hatch,
Caroline A. Hawkins.
Bridgetown, N. Scotia.
Portsmouth, N. H.
Sarah M. Hunt,
Sarah E. Knight,
Caroline F. Luscomb,
Mary L. Ober,
Sarah J. Peabody,
Sarah C. Pitman,
Emma E. Porter,
Rebecca F. Prince,
Mary F. Robinson,
Harriett B. Sanborn,
Boscawen, N. H.
Augusta A. Sawyer,
Caroline A. Stiles,
Elizabeth P. Swan,
Mary P. Swift,
Martha J. Weston,
Harriet A. "Wilkins.
Martha G. Abbott,
Sarah A. Brown,
Elizabeth T. Dike,
Elliza E. Cutts,
Ellen M. Dodge,
H. Maria Eaton,
Sarah A. Eddy,
Mary E. Estey,
Sarah M. Foster,
Sarah J. Gilman,
Sarah E. Harris,
Sarah J. Hilton,
Harriett E. Holder,
Mary A. Holder,
Mehitable B. Hubbard,
Carrie L. Hunt,
Mary E. Jenkins,
Josephine G. Keniston,
Elizabeth S. Knight,
Sophia F. Lovering,
Aroline B. Meek.
H. Emily Moulton,
Louisa P. Oliver,
Catherine D. Russell,
Harriett E. Russell,
Sarah H. Shaw,
Martha A. Spalding,
Mary E. Webb.
Number in Senior Class -
" " Middle -
11 Junior -
Total in School
Towns represented in the School and Number from cadi.
North Bridge water 1
Philadelphia, Pa. 1
Hampton, N. H.
Portsmouth, N.II. 2
Bo sea wen, N
Rock port 1
South Danvers 2
Essex County -
Middlesex " -
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It should he kept in mind that this Catalogue is for
one term only. — that ending in February, 1856, — and
not for the whole year. The School has, as yet, sear
forth no graduates.
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL AT SALEM.
Resolves to establish a State Normal School
in the Count)- of Essex, were passed by the Legislature,
and received the Governor's approval, April 16, 1853.
The Board of Education, at their meeting, held on
Thursday, June 2, 1850, decided to locate the same in
Salem. The city of Salem furnished the site, formerly
occupied for the Registry of Deeds, on Summer, corner
of Broad streets, erected thereon a brick building, two
stories high, sixty-seven feet square, — furnished the
same to the acceptance of the Board, and received there-
for the sum of six thousand dollars, appropriated by the
Legislature for this purpose. The cost of the building
was about thirteen thousand dollars, exclusive of the site
which was estimated at five thousand dollars.
The building contains on the lower floor a lecture
room and six smaller rooms for library, apparatus, recep-
tion, &c. ; on the second floor a school room sixty-five
by forty feet — four recitation rooms and two smaller
rooms, one for the use of the teachers and the other
where the books of reference are deposited.
On Saturday, September 3, 1853, workmen began to
remove the old building. The new edifice was dedicated
for educational purposes. Thursday, Sept. 14, 1854, —
Governor Washburn presiding — address by ex-Governor
NORMAL SCHOOL. 11
The State Normal School at Salem, is one of the four
Schools established by the State of Massachusetts, and placed
under the care of the Board of Education, for the purpose of
aiding in the preparation of Teachers for the Public Schools.
This one is intended for females only.
A young lady to be admitted into this School must be at least
16 years of age ; must declare it to be her intention to become
a teacher in the Public Schools of Massachusetts ; must
promise to remain in the School for three consecutive terms ;
and must deposit -with the Principal a Certificate of good moral
character from some responsible person acquainted with her.
She must also pass a satisfactory examination in Reading,
Spelling, Defining, Writing, Arithmetic, English Grammar and
The School year is divided into two terms, together amount-
ing to forty weeks. One of the terms begins on the second
Wednesday of March, and the other on the second Wednesday
of September. The former is preceded by a vacation of four
weeks, and the latter by one of eight weeks. A class will be
admitted at the commencement of each term, and the examina-
tion for such admission will take place at 10 o'clock, A.M.,
on the day preceding that on which the term is to begin. No
person will be examined at any other time except for very
strong and peculiar reasons.
Those who have had experience in teaching, and whose
literary qualifications are considered satisfactory, may be ad-
mitted for one year ; and the same right is extended to those
who are prepared to enter advanced classes.
To those who enter as above, no charge is made, except that
they pay a fee of $1.50 at the beginning of each term for the
use of books. Persons wno intend to teach in other States or
in Private Schools may be admitted on paying a reasonable
Board may be obtained in respectable families in the city at
$2.50 to $3.00 per week, washing and lights not included.
12 NORMAL SCHOOL.
Very little other expense need be incurred, as all the reference
books, and very nearly all the text-books are furnished by the
This institution, in common with the others throughout the
State, is entitled to draw from the State Treasury $1000 per
annum, to be expanded in aiding such deserving young ladies
as find the expense of attending the School burdensome. Each
applicant for aid, who boards in the city, may receive from this
fund $1.50 per week, after the first thirteen week3 of her at-
tendance. Others for the fame time, will receive smaller sums,
varying with the distance they are obliged to travel to reach
the School. These rates, however, must be reduced whenever
the number of applicants is so large a3 to require it. But this,
as yet, is far from being the case.
The Cours3 of Study, as at present arranged, includes : —
Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Geography, Projections of the
Sphere, Physical Geography, Astronomy, Mechanics, Hydrosta-
tics, Pneumatics and Optics, Anatomy and Physiology ; Spell-
ing, Reading, Etymology, Critical Study of English Authors,
History of English Literature, English Grammar, Art of Reason-
ing, Rhetoric and Composition, Latin, Theory and Practice of
Teaching. In the regular course, Latin is elective ; also, to a
certain extent, Algebra and Geometry.
Regular instruction is also given in Vocal Music by an effi-
cient teacher. Prof. A. Guyot is employed to lecture before
the School on Physical Geography ; and gentlemen eminent in
their several departments, are to be engaged as lecturers in
other branches of Natural Science.
For those who are willing to remain in the School a sufficient
length of time, an extensive course, including the higher Math-
ematics, and the Latin and Erench Languages will be arranged.
Those young ladies who have previously graduated at High
Schools, or similar institutions, will accomplish this course in
less time than others, whose advantages have been more limited.